26 Apr 2009

WEEKLY WINNERS - A Waterloo anniversary


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The retirement home of Waterloo city celebrated its 20th anniversary on saturday. It was a big feast of course in presents of the mayor and other more or less important people. As the painting workshop of my group takes place here we participated in the decoration of the big feast hall where we usually paint.

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When I arrived a small orchestra played Jazz

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a horse with carriage was waiting to take the residents for a ride

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We had decorated the room with our paintings the day before

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and demonstrated how to paint

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This gentleman is 103 years old and the eldest resident of Waterloo. Here he is flirting with a young woman. He is absolutely amazing !

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Our paintings hanging on the wall and the middle of the room is ready for dancing. Above the head of the white haired woman my two paintings are hanging

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at 2 pm after a speach of a Mr. Important

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Green baloons were released

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A clown on stilts entertained the children

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another one

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Pancakes were made, they are very thin in Belgium and eaten with jam or brown sugar
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The dancing group arrived. All residents. They are all over 70
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The first lady in the second range is 85 and the mother of a friend !

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Some people wanted to pose with a falcon

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and there were plenty of games for the little once.

Besides the quite cool weather it has been a very nice celebration !

17 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

it does look like quite a lovely celebration!

diane said...

It looks a very nice retirement home and it is good of you to help out there. Your pictures look good although a long way off.Some of those old folk look very healthy, must be the belgium chocolates.

Jientje said...

They must have some very good air to breathe in there, a dance group over 70 and a 102 year old flirt? Mmm!! Way to go!!

Christina | AmiExpat.com said...

It looks like such a fun day. Viele Grüße aus Deutschland!

Tara R. said...

Your photos are wonderful. The celebration looks like it was lots of fun.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hey, Gattina, that looks a great place to retire to later on. Maybe I'll come over and have a look...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a great day.

hip chick said...

Looks like a great day. I love all the green and white balloons.

bluedreamer27 said...

it seems to be so fun out there
have a great day and happy weekend

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow, lots and lots of fun!!!!

Swampy said...

What great fun !

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

I absolutely LOVE to see active seniors -- that 103 yr old man just MELTS my heart!

Great shots of the festivities!

Shionge said...

What a wonderful day, the weather looks great and I can see that everyone enjoyed themselves ;D

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a lovely community celebration. I can't remember when we ever had such an event.

Daisy said...

Looks like an awesome celebration! I bet everyone had a lot of fun. :)

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Nik said...

Holy moly!! 103!?! That is amazing!!!

Ladynred said...

What a fun celebration! Great photos!